About Me

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Iqbal Abdullah

Iqbal Abdullah

My latest enterprise is LaLoka Labs. We build software with the hope to help people save time and money, and make them happier human beings. LaLoka Labs is also my platform to experiment with things which I find interesting.

I am also founder and director for Xoxzo Inc. which provides a simple web API platform for telephony services. After 14 years of running the business, in October 2021, I sold 67% stake of Xoxzo to Accrete Inc.

I am a business founder, a software engineer, founder and co-founders of PyCon JP and PyCon MY.

I am originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has been a resident of Japan since 1997. I graduated from the Engineering Faculty, Saga University. I am currently residing in Nerima-ku, Tokyo.

I use git, practice design patterns and unit tests heavily.

Previously I worked for Yahoo Japan, Inc. as a software engineer and Amazon Japan as a marketing manager.

I believe in

  • globalisation
  • capitalism
  • the ability of humans to think and work together for a common goal
  • differences of opinions
  • one way of writing code in python
  • reading as a substitute to travelling
  • the inherent responsibility of humans to do good for this world
  • art as a filter to our consciousness
  • giving and contributing back
  • and sometimes all that I believe in above doesn't work out well so I need to figure something else out.

For a more detailed professional history, you can look through my LinkedIn profile.